Conduct evaluations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPGOV509A, 'Conduct evaluations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the purpose of the evaluation

1.1 The purpose, scope and terms of reference of the evaluation are confirmed with key stakeholders and approvals are gained in accordance with organisational requirement

1.2 The range of documentary evidence, individuals and organisations who can provide specialist input are identified and commitment is gained for their contribution to the evaluation

1.3 Information critical to the evaluation is determined to inform the selection of the evaluation methodology and tools

1.4 Ownership of the evaluation data/outcomes and right of access to the reported results are determined in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2. Identify evaluation methodology and tools

2.1 Criteria for the evaluation and the audience for evaluation results are identified and communicated to stakeholders

2.2 Evaluation methods are selected from a range of alternatives to suit the scope, purpose and outcome requirements of the evaluation

2.3 Measuring tools and media are selected/developed to ensure valid and reliable evaluation results

2.4 An evaluation strategy is formulated in consultation with key stakeholders to ensure acceptance and commitment

2.5 Resource needs are determined in accordance with budgetary constraints and obtained in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2.6 Evaluation infrastructure is established in accordance with evaluation requirements and resource constraints

3. Implement evaluation

3.1 Implementation tasks are defined and clarified with stakeholders in accordance with the evaluation methodology

3.2 Evaluation strategy is implemented and data collected, collated and recorded against evaluation criteria in accordance with planned methodology

3.3 Expectations are managed and barriers to the evaluation are identified and addressed or referred in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

3.4 Progress of the evaluation is monitored and changes are negotiated as needed to timeframes, methodology or tools in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

3.5 Data is analysed/referred for specialist analysis, and results are compared with evaluation criteria

3.6 Preliminary results are presented for stakeholder feedback in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

3.7 The evaluation is conducted in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements

4. Report outcomes

4.1 An evaluation report is prepared that compares outcomes to the evaluation criteria established at the outset, and provides supporting evidence in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements

4.2 Recommendations for action are made in accordance with the terms of reference and supported by the evaluation outcomes

4.3 Unbiased and objective evaluation outcomes are reported in a form and language to suit the intended audience of the report

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV509A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FNS40410 - Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (ReturntoWork)
  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • PSP52110 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government